Manchester United take on Paris Saint-Germain tonight and one player who will not be involved is Adrien Rabiot.
The France international is out of contract at the end of the season. He has been omitted from PSG’s squad since December, training with the youth team.
Despite PSG’s injury crisis, The Sun report Rabiot has not travelled to England and will play no part at Old Trafford in tongith’s last 16 Champions League clash.
Rabiot had been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona. Spanish newspaper AS reported last week they have pulled out of the race after signing Frenkie De Jong.
Juventus also appear out of the running after signing Aaron Ramsey.
United are reported by The Metro to have entered the running to sign Rabiot.
Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are all said to be keen.
Rabiot has no future at PSG as it stands and he is going to be a bargain for somebody next season.
He could be an outstanding addition for United, and would be an upgrade on both Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay when it comes to midfield options.
Rabiot, 23, has more than 220 appearances for PSG to his name and is a four-time league winner.
The central midfielder is an international teammate of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial and could quickly settle at Old Trafford.
United’s three man midfield of Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic has looked perfect since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over, but depth is needed.
Fred has not stepped up yet, and more depth is needed, especially with Matic 30 and Herrera 29.
Rabiot would be an incredible smart piece of business on a free transfer if United can get it done.